The Two-Way
12:15 pm
Thu September 1, 2011

Ron Paul's Wrong About FEMA, Vermont Governor Says

"I would urge Ron Paul and any critics of FEMA to come to Vermont," the state's governor said earlier today on The Takeaway.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, said Gov. Peter Shumlin (D), has "an A-team" on the ground in his state, which was crushed by Hurricane Irene-related flooding this week.

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Since he joined NPR in 2000, Knox has covered a broad range of issues and events in public health, medicine, and science. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Talk of the Nation, and newscasts.

Among other things, Knox's NPR reports have examined the impact of HIV/AIDS in Africa, North America, and the Caribbean; anthrax terrorism; smallpox and other bioterrorism preparedness issues; the rising cost of medical care; early detection of lung cancer; community caregiving; music and the brain; and the SARS epidemic.

Closing Walter Reed
11:56 am
Thu September 1, 2011

\Military Medicine's Long War Against Malaria

A lab technician prepares blood samples from volunteers for viral genotyping at a government-run health center in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, in 2009. Tanzania is currently hosting the final stages of a human trial of a pioneering vaccine against malaria. The vaccine is one of many medical innovations to emerge from Walter Reed over the decades.
Tony Karumba AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 10:33 am

Part of our series on the closure of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Army Maj. Jittawadee Murphy peers into a paper bucket full of freshly hatched Anopheles stephanii mosquitoes. She needs to separate out the females — the only ones that bite — so they can be infected with malaria.

It turns out that sexing mosquitoes is easy.

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It's All Politics
11:25 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Obama's Speech Will Need To Be Early (Or Short?) To Avoid NFL

If the president's speaking between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. ET, he'll still be up against Kid Rock and the other performers on the NFL's big pregame show.
Scott Legato Getty Images

"Football fans take comfort," CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller says on his Twitter page. "WH official says Pres Obama's speech next Thursday won't conflict with NFL opening game."

We've looked at the schedule.

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Politics
11:00 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Political Chat: Jobs Plan Scheduling Scuffle

President Obama recently asked for a joint session of Congress next Wednesday so he could discuss his jobs plan. House Speaker Boehner suggested next Thursday instead, and Obama agreed. Meanwhile, other GOP hopefuls are beginning to offer their own job plans. Host Michel Martin talks politics with author Michael Fauntroy and The Weekly Standard Opinions Editor Matthew Continetti.

The Two-Way
10:59 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Aug. Becomes First Month Without Any U.S. Casualties In Iraq

This past month has earned two distinctions in the United States' major war fronts. As we reported Tuesday, August became the deadliest month ever in Afghanistan, but in Iraq the news was positive: August became the first full month without an American casualty since the invasion in 2003.

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KETR Local
10:19 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Rhodes gets seven years for organized crime


Greenville – A Greenville man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to organized crime.

Gregory Scott Rhodes received seven years behind bars after entering the plea during a Wednesday hearing. Charges against more than a dozen individuals are still pending the case.

The alleged offenses targeted 47 people, mainly in Hunt County, between May and November 2010.

Rhodes has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors and testify, if needed, against any remaining defendants.

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KETR Local
10:16 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Fiscal matters await Delta County officials


Cooper – Public input is sought from Delta County residents in separate meetings this month on local budget issues.

The Delta County Commissioners Court will be holding a 9 a.m. meeting on Friday during which a budget workshop will be held and then a proposed tax rate considered. Possible action on proposing a General Fund Tax Rate and a Road and Bridge Tax Rate will be on the agenda.

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KETR Local
10:15 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Child support case involving judge continues


Greenville – A child support case brought against an East Texas judge by a woman from Hunt County continues Thursday.

In testimony heard Wednesday, Tracy A. Gilbert said he did not believe the child of Lone Oak resident Kari Moore might be his son until two years ago. The boy is now 18-years-old.

Moore reportedly told Gilbert in 1997 that her fianc e would raise the child, that she did not want Gilbert in the child's life and she did not want him to pay child support.

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KETR Local
10:14 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Two charged with multiple gun-related offenses


– A six month investigation stemming from suspicion of illegal activity at Canton Trade Days has led to the arrest of two Northeast Texans.

Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, raided a home on Santa Fe Street in Emory and a storage facility in Quinlan this week and seized a total of 150 guns of various types.

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